Atlanta Falcons: Three reasons why offense will dominate in 2016
Second year in Kyle Shanahan’s system
Kyle Shanahan has a number of critics, including former Falcon Roddy White who had some sour words for Shanahan on his way out of the door. But despite his flaws, Shanahan did help improve areas of the Falcons’ offense.
At long last the unit had a strong run game in Shanahan’s zone-blocking scheme, a perfect fit for Devonta Freeman who put together a breakout campaign. Freeman will continue to play a huge role and should get even better with more familiarity of the offense.
There were whispers during the season that Matt Ryan was struggling to adapt to the offense; Justin Hardy took a while to get comfortable with the playbook too. But with an entire offseason under their belts to work on the intricacies of the offense, the entire group should be better prepared in 2016.
It’s always difficult for a set of new coaches to make their scheme work in year one. Players can take a while to get familiar with it, but we should see many improvements entering year two.
Is Shanahan perfect? No, but he’s been backed by Dan Quinn. Entering the offense’s second year under Shanahan, we can expect better results.
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